The Indiana Department of Transportation is turning over responsibility of a nearly 10-mile stretch of road in central Indiana to local governments. A $16.4 million payment from INDOT will be divided among the towns of Avon and Brownsburg as well as Hendricks County. The transfer will be effective Thursday. December 17, 2013
HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Avon, Brownsburg and Hendricks County officials have signed agreements to transfer responsibility of 9.65 miles of State Road 267 (S.R. 267). In exchange, INDOT has agreed to pay a total of $16.4 million. The cash payments include $1.4 million to Avon, $250,000 to Brownsburg and $14.7 million to Hendricks County. The transfer will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
INDOT Crawfordsville District Deputy Commissioner Alan Plunkett, Avon and Brownsburg Board members and Hendricks County Commissioners have been negotiating this transfer for the last several years. The 9.65 miles of S.R. 267 relinquished is from County Road 300 South just north of Plainfield to County Road 700 North in Brownsburg. Avon will take over responsibility of 2.48 miles of the roadway from the C.R. 150 South to south of Karyn Drive. Brownsburg will take over of 4.34 miles of the road from the southernmost corporate limit of the town to C.R. 700 North. Hendricks County will take over 2.83 miles of the roadway beginning at the northernmost corporate limit of Plainfield and continuing to C.R. 150 South and then from just south of Karyn Drive to the southernmost corporate limit of the town of Brownsburg. Hendricks County will assume responsibility for all the bridges along this stretch of roadway.
“Transferring S.R. 267 allows Avon, Brownsburg and Hendricks County to develop and enhance this roadway as they so desire,” said Deputy Commissioner Plunkett. “INDOT wants to thank all parties involved for making this a positive solution for everyone.”
Relinquishment means that INDOT hands over control of the road to the local government. Once a road is relinquished, the local government has the opportunity to plan and build construction projects along the corridor, issue permits for roadway access and conduct all maintenance on the roadway, including pothole patching and snow and ice removal. INDOT provides one-time funding to the local government at the relinquishment to offset some of the expenses the local government assumes when it takes over control of the roadway.
Source: The Indiana Department of Transportation